If this rooms a rockin…

So I was lying in bed when the damn thing started jumping and shaking like it was possessed. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit Kathmandu and wrecked my neighbourhood and specifically my neighbours house.

So I wanted to start a hostel…

Had the landlord been honest about the problems with the place in advance maybe I wouldn’t have gotten angry enough to just give up and move in the middle of the day, that sadly was not the case

Thrillingly lazy days in Hoi An

The primary draw for me was coffee, as it usually is, and boats. The entire place seems to exist solely for the purpose of drinking coffee and tooling about the river pointlessly. I really enjoyed it.

Fun Friggan Tastic Hostel

This isn’t a paid plug for the hostel or anything I just really like it. I actually came back to this hostel again after a brief visit to Hoi An, being a broke assed hobo that says quite a bit.

A poor start to a tour in ‘Nam

I’m not saying ptsd doesn’t exist, or that war doesn’t fuck a guy up but…
If I didn’t already have MS the weed in Vietnam would most certainly have caused it. In short Vietnam has some notable upsides.

Of sharfs and men

The Nepali accent causes the addition of H’s at random. I have gotten fairly used to it and automatically translate non-words by dropping the H and seeing if the result is in fact a word. However this did not help when Arpan confronted me with the fact that we are out of laundry shope. Which…

Holi Hell it’s Paintmaggedon

Despite more than adequate precautions last year my camera still somehow ended up with powdered paint in its internal mechanisms. So there is a major deficit of photographs this year.

However…

To catch a pimp

LEDs and modern vehicles filled the streets of New York in the 50’s. Americas economy was booming and there was money to be made almost anywhere. None of it seemed to find it’s way into this films budget however.
Oh also, New Yorkers of that time had pretty thick Welsh accents for some reason…

Taken 2: The Re-Kidnappening

Time makes memories glow more brightly with each passing day, it glosses over the bad and highlights the good. Despite this I was still fairly hesitant to roll the dice in leopard country again.

Shivatri 2015

[two_third] Last year I went to a bunch of temples and braved innumerable crowds. It sucked a bit. So this year instead we decided to get a few dozen close friends to overcrowd my apartment. Much like last year the air was a smoky impenetrable haze. In addition to smoking large quantities of things we also made Bhang Lass the result of which being that no one remained concious later than eight pm. In short it was a good party.

Advice for Travel and Life

I keep getting questions about local laws, customs, and so on. Most of the time it is because people are overly worried about something far too specific to write about. I wish people would just leave comments instead of emailing me or using social media to message me but…

So you’re coming to Nepal…

10 fairly useful tips for those who intend to visit Nepal. I also recommend an iron stomach and unflinchingly powerful immune system, but there isn’t much one can do to ensure that.